March 7, 2001–Tokyo, Japan–Employees of NEC Corp. and its subsidiaries and affiliates across Japan, have raised $90,000 (11 million Yen) to help victims of the January 26th earthquake in India.
The donation, which is among the largest made by a Japanese company, was presented yesterday to the Japanese Red Cross Society by Mr. Hitoshi Suzuki, department manager of NEC’s Social Contributions Department, and Mr. Atsushi Yamaguchi, executive vice president of the NEC Workers’ Union, at a brief ceremony held at the Japanese Red Cross Society.
Immediately after the January 26th earthquake in India, NEC’s Social Contributions Department, in collaboration with NEC’s Workers’ Union, announced that they would raise money for the victims of the earthquake. Beginning February 5th, collection activities were organized in 78 of NEC’s companies throughout Japan. By February 23rd, the extremely positive and sympathetic response from NEC staff had produced a grand total of 11 million Yen.